PESHAWAR: A popular female Pashto singer was shot dead in Peshawar, police said Tuesday.
Ghazala Javed, 24, was shot six times by gunmen as she left a beauty salon. Police said her ex-husband was a suspect in the case.
Her father, who was with her, was also killed, police said.
"Two men on a motorbike sprayed bullets and fled leaving them in a pool of blood," senior police officer Dilawar Bangash told AFP.
She was shot six times and her father once in the head, Bangash said.
"We have registered a case and launched an investigation. The murder seems to be result of some internal dispute," he added.
Police official Imtiaz Khan said the ex-husband was suspected of involvement in the murders.
Javed sung in her native Pashto language and released more than two dozen albums that were popular among Pashto speakers in the northwest.
She married businessman Jahangir Khan in 2010, but demanded a divorce after finding out he had another wife and because he tried to ban her from singing, the family said. AGENCIES